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NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenge 5: Integrated Solution for Translational Innovation in Pain, Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

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Posted December 30, 2018

Challenge 5 aims to reward and spur the design of innovative, comprehensive solutions to the opioid crisis through innovative approaches that integrate solutions to at least two Challenge areas (Challenges 1-4: Integrated Database, Electronic Synthetic Chemistry Portal, Predictive Algorithms and Biological Assays, respectively) into a single platform.

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The goal of this Challenge is to converge solutions to at least two Challenge areas (Challenges 1-4: Integrated Database, Electronic Synthetic Chemistry Portal, Predictive Algorithms and Biological Assays, respectively) from the very beginning into an Integrated Solution. As with the individual NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenges, an Integrated Solution is expected to incorporate each of the requirements and desired features as detailed in the individual Challenge areas.

This Challenge requires submission of only a detailed description of the design of the integrated solution, not the final working integrated solution. In addition, while individual components may be operating from different locations, the functionality and degree of integration of the components in the Integrated Solution will be evaluated. It is anticipated that this Challenge would require a large, multi-expert team that is likely to be in multiple locations. Hence, a plan should be included that describes how the team will be structured and how the exchange of knowledge, ideas and implementation of solutions will be facilitated among the participating sites.

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